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2011 Summer Educator Scholarships Available. Deadline May 20

April 30, 2011

CGA has decided to offer a limited number of educator scholarships for programs offered during the summer months, 2011.

Are you a CISD educator (and CGA member) interested in gaining some additional training and enrichment?

Parents, please forward this to your favorite teacher!  By enriching and supporting our amazing educators, we improve the educational experiences for everyone.

Summer Scholarship Application (click here).  Deadline: May 20, 2011.

Some conferences that educators might be interested in attending with these scholarships (although this is certainly not an exhaustive list — if you wish to attend a summer conference that furthers the mission of CGA, please complete the application for consideration):

IB Conference of the Americas: The 2011 conference in San Antonio is the perfect professional development opportunity for heads of schools, coordinators, teachers, district and school board officials of IB World Schools as well as university and government representatives throughout the Americas.  This is a unique opportunity to hear from best-selling author and humanitarian, Khaled Hosseini, along with featured speakers and seasoned breakout presenters sharing best practices in international education. (July 21-24).

AP Annual Conference: The AP Annual Conference in San Francisco is the largest professional development gathering of the Advanced Placement Program® and Pre-AP® communities, AP Coordinators, school counselors and administrators from across the United States and throughout the world. This year’s conference promises to engage, inspire and promote innovation in our schools. (July 20-24).

SENG: Most conferences about giftedness focus primarily on educational issues. While a few presentations about the social and emotional development and needs of gifted people and the challenges facing the gifted population may be included, these presentations play a minor role.  This SENG conference in Seattly reverse the priorities. SENG believes that recognizing, understanding, and accepting the unique social and emotional needs of this population are the first priorities for teachers, parents, and counselors. SENG supports strong gifted education programs, but we believe the emotional piece is the foundation for the development of healthy, happy, well-adjusted, appropriately educated, and contributing gifted members of society. (July 15-17)

Confratute: Confratute is the longest running summer institute on enrichment-based differentiated teaching held at the University of Connecticut for over 30 years!  Confratute is a combined CONFerence, and an instiTUTE with a lot of FRATernity in between. This year’s Confratute is geared toward providing educators with research-based practical strategies for engagement and enrichment learning for all students, as well as meeting the needs of gifted and talented students. (July 10-15)

International Conference on the Autonomous Learning Model for GT: This conference, held in the Colorado Rockies,  is designed for educators who seek a broad view of gifted education. Emphasis is on the major dimensions of the Autonomous Learner Model. (June 21-26)

Learning and the Brain: These conferences and summer institutes bring cutting-edge neuroscience and educational research directly from the researchers themselves to educators, clinicians, counselors, speech-language and special education professionals to improve their practice. Making Connections (June 21-24), Meeting the Challenges of Individual Differences (July 19-22), Neuroscience in the Classroom (Aug 2-5).

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